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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Aug 28

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

It’s Back To School season so make sure your child is up to date on all recommended vaccines. Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat! Posted on Aug 23

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

By Kiara Roffo Now that summer is here and temperatures are rising, drinking water is even more important. During the summer months, I try to drink as much water as I can. I’m known for carrying around a water bottle everywhere I go! Our bodies   …Continue Reading Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines Posted on Aug 22

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? As   …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

Adults – Why Vaccines Are Important For You Posted on Aug 14

Did you know you need vaccines throughout your life? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines you received can wear off over time and you may need a booster. There also are specific vaccines that you may need   …Continue Reading Adults – Why Vaccines Are Important For You

Highlights of the August 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 9

The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured an amended Determination of Need (DoN) request and a pair of votes on final amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up an application from North Shore Medical Center for a significant amendment to an   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby Posted on Aug 7

Vaccines are an important component of a healthy pregnancy and there are a few things to you need to know to protect yourself and your baby from vaccine-preventable diseases. Women should be up to date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive vaccines   …Continue Reading Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State! Posted on Aug 1

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and Massachusetts has a lot to celebrate!  This year’s theme is sustainability and the importance of partnerships in promoting breastfeeding.  So this month, in particular, I am inspired by how our state has come together for a shared goal: to give   …Continue Reading Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

Improve Your Mood – Stay Hydrated! Posted on Aug 1

Improve Your Mood - Stay Hydrated!

Our bodies are made up of mostly water, so when our water supply gets too low, the effects can be far reaching. Dehydration upsets the body’s natural balance and can affect our physical, mental, and emotional health. Did you know that being dehydrated can affect   …Continue Reading Improve Your Mood – Stay Hydrated!